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Sri Lankan woman nabbed attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs. 1.5 mln

Sri Lankan woman nabbed attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs. 1.5 mln

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a Sri Lankan woman, who was attempting to smuggle 314.5 grams of gold worth over Rs 1.5 million. The suspect, a resident of Wattala, was arrested when she arrived from India on a SriLankan Airlines flight with the gold stock concealed in her luggage.

Customs officials have confiscated gold weighing 314.5 grams and worth Rs. 1,572,550. The suspect has been released after paying a pay a fine of 100,000 rupees.